Encourages Black/Indigenous/Afro-Indigenous youth to meaningfully reflect on their understanding of solidarity, identify community needs, and conceptualize activities to achieve this.



Youth Leaders will develop and deliver programming on themes related to:

  • global Indigeneity,
  • anti-Blackness,
  • teaching Black History Month on reserves,
  • and what true solidarity can look like.

Project Timeline

  • Recruitment/Selection Period: August 2021-September 2021
  • Orientation/Training: September 2021-October 2021
  • Curriculum Development: October 2021-January 2022
  • Program Duration: February 2022- March 2022

Eligibility Checklist

  • I am between 18 and 29 years of age; 
  • I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada or have Refugee status (a requirement of the project funder);
  • I am excited to work in a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth; 
  • I am motivated to challenge myself and others to learn more about diverse Indigenous histories, cultures and topics as well as the realities of non-Indigenous communities in Canada; 
  • I want to dispel harmful stereotypes and myths that divide communities on these lands; 
  • I identify as Black and/or First Nations, Inuit or Métis OR I have some knowledge about First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in my region, with a strong interest in learning more; 
  • If selected, I take full responsibility to obtain and submit a Vulnerable Sector Check prior to the training (expenses covered by CRE)

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Relevant Programs and Initiatives

  • Open

    This initiative is aimed at non-Indigenous settlers of colour and engages participants in concrete discussions related to a variety of themes such as connecting to homelands, the nuanced experiences and responsibilities of settlers of colour, and the history of colonization and anti-Blackness in Canada.

  • The Black and Indigenous Solidarity (BIS) Program facilitates spaces between Black, Indigenous, and Afro-Indigenous youth for identifying necessities, roadblocks, and opportunities for solidarity. The program explores the history, oppression, and pathways to liberation of Black and Indigenous communities. Applications for the BIS program are currently closed. Stay tuned for program updates as our Black History Month panel will take place at 6pm on Thursday, February 15th. Please see the link below to register.

  • Closed

    The Words in Motion program provides spaces for youth between 18-29 to reconnect to their traditional languages in an online virtual format. Young language speakers can facilitate an introduction in their Indigenous language to youth peers, creating leadership skills, community building and interaction, and developing their capacity for peer mentorship.